The acquisition strengthens UL's position in the field of building science services and building envelope
testing, and certification services, and offers manufacturing clients greater access to global markets.
In particular, its innovations in continuous insulation for better Building Envelopes
are at the forefront of the industry, and have many synergies with Sika technologies for walls and facades.
Michael Bock, a Registered Building Envelope
Consultant (RCI) and a Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CSI), joins CBRE after spending the last 18 years in numerous leadership and national development positions in the roofing and waterproofing industry.
The building envelope
consists of the exterior walls, windows, doors, roofs, and floors.
We take our extensive experience in building envelope
performance and moisture engineering control and apply it to each project, from foundation to completion.
standards now require double-glazed fenestration in many climates, minimum visible transmittance/solar heat gain coefficient (VT/SHGC) and simplification of the skylighting criteria.
This project aims to kick-start Welsh industry to manufacture, install and maintain energy generating building envelopes
, by demonstrating their application to a range of building types throughout Wales, for a cost-effective, innovative contribution to achieving low carbon buildings.
The building envelope
is particularly vulnerable to even minor changes in weather conditions.
Maintaining and improving a building envelope
, therefore, represents an increasingly important way of helping us get there.
Because the heat is transferred via radiation, the integrity of the building envelope
becomes very important.
A key task is to ensure that efficiency of service is enhanced by the building envelope
and the technology that fits within it.
It can be used to assess the adequacy of ventilation rates in a building, to estimate the impact of building envelope
tightening efforts on infiltration rates, and to predict contaminant concentrations to estimate personal exposure based on occupancy patterns in the building being studied.